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Date > 1800

The South African War - John McCrae

Type: Document

In the South African War John McCrae led an artillery battery from his home town. The experience left him with mixed feelings about war. He resigned in 1904 and was not involved with the military again until 1914.

Site: Veterans Affairs Canada

The War - An Overview - South African War

Type: DocumentImage

Canadians first saw combat in the South Africa in February 1900 and subsequently distinguished themselves in various roles throughout the remainder of the war. This overview briefly recounts the highlights of Canada's participation in that war and names recipients of the Victoria Cross and the Royal Red Cross medals.

Site: Veterans Affairs Canada

The Early Years - John McCrae

Type: Document

A biography of John McCrae's early years, from his birth in 1872 in Guelph, Ontario, to his internship at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, in1899.

Site: Veterans Affairs Canada

South African War Memorial (Ottawa)

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The Ottawa South African War Monument found in Confederation Park is one of many South African War monuments that have been erected across Canada to commemorate this war.

Site: Veterans Affairs Canada

History of 20th Century Canadian Military Conflicts - VAC Canada Remembers

Type: Document

This is the opening page to more detailed Veterans Affairs information on Canada's participation in major military conflicts of the 20th century. Includes resources pertaining to the South African War, the First World War, the Second World War, and the Korean War, as well as stories about Native soldiers and other interesting tales.

Site: Veterans Affairs Canada